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1951 Chicago Bears

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7-5-0, Finished 4th in NFL National Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.2, Offense: -0.2, Defense: -0.9, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 286 points (23.8/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 282 points (23.5/g), 8th.
 Differential of 4 points (0.3/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-5.9.

Coach: George Halas (7-5-0)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, Indiana)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Johnny Lujack* 26 3 6 85 for 176, 1,295 yards, 8 td, 8 int, & 47 rushes for 171 yards and 7 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1946
FB Fred Morrison 25 1 0 29 rushes for 96 yards, 0 td, & 1 catch for -3 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1950
LH George Gulyanics 30 4 0 105 rushes for 403 yards, 4 td, & 13 catches for 146 yards and 0 td
RH Julie Rykovich 28 4 0 83 rushes for 399 yards, 4 td, & 6 catches for 133 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1946
LE John Hoffman 26 2 0 28 catches for 394 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for -3 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 49th pick / 1949
LT George Connor*+ 26 3 0 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
LG Dick Barwegen*+ 29 4 0 2 fumbles recovered Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 44th pick / 1945
C Bulldog Turner* 32 11 0 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
RG Wash Serini 29 3 0
RT Paul Stenn 33 9 0 1 fumble recovered
RE Gene Schroeder 22 Rook 0 24 catches for 461 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1951
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bill Wightkin 24 1 0 Chicago Bears / 8th / 79th pick / 1949
LDT Fred Davis 33 10 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1941
MG Bob Moser 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 47th pick / 1951
RDT Ray Bray* 34 12 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
RDE Ed Sprinkle* 28 7 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
LLB George Blanda 24 2 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
RLB Stu Clarkson 32 9 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 22nd / 200th pick / 1942
LDH J.R. Boone 26 3 0 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1948
RDH Billy Stone 26 2 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 120th pick / 1949
LS Don Kindt 26 4 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
RS Al Campana 25 1 0
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 24 2 0 6 of 17 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Fred Morrison 25 1 0 57 punts for a 39.1 average, 1 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1950
PR Wilford White 23 Rook 0 14 punt returns for a 9.4 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 36th pick / 1951
KR Brad Rowland 23 Rook 0 15 kick returns for a 23.3 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 60th pick / 1951

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
26 Dick Barwegen*+ 29 LG 12 0 227 6-1 Purdue 12/25/1922 4 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 44th pick / 1945
22 George Blanda 24 K 12 0 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 2 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
57 J.R. Boone 26 LDH 10 0 162 5-8 Tulsa 7/28/1925 3 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1948
82 Ray Bray* 34 RDT 12 0 237 6-0 West. Michigan,North Carolina 2/1/1917 12 Chicago Bears / 9th / 76th pick / 1939
10 Al Campana 25 RS 2 0 180 5-11 Youngstown St. 2/25/1926 1
31 Stu Clarkson 32 RLB 11 0 217 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 7/4/1919 9 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 200th pick / 1942
81 George Connor*+ 26 LT 12 0 240 6-3 Holy Cross,Notre Dame 1/21/1925 3 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
89 Les Cowan 26 9 0 235 6-5 McMurry 12/24/1925 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 116th pick / 1950
24 Fred Davis 33 LDT 12 0 244 6-3 Alabama 2/15/1918 10 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 25th pick / 1941
40 Frank Dempsey 26 12 0 235 6-3 Florida 5/27/1925 1 Chicago Bears / 13th / 166th pick / 1950
34 John Dottley* 23 12 0 200 6-1 Mississippi 8/25/1928 Rook Chicago Bears / 2nd / 24th pick / 1950
39 George Gulyanics 30 LH 12 0 198 6-0 Alabama 6/11/1921 4
14 Wayne Hansen 23 12 0 231 6-2 Texas-El Paso 10/6/1928 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1950
29 John Hoffman 26 LE 12 0 215 6-2 Arkansas 12/8/1925 2 Chicago Bears / 5th / 49th pick / 1949
46 Chuck Hunsinger 26 12 0 188 6-0 Florida 7/25/1925 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 3rd pick / 1950
20 Jim Keane 27 12 0 217 6-4 Iowa,Northwestern 1/11/1924 5 Chicago Bears / 18th / 182nd pick / 1945
6 Don Kindt 26 LS 12 0 207 6-1 Wisconsin 7/2/1925 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
32 Johnny Lujack* 26 QB 12 6 186 6-0 Notre Dame 1/4/1925 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 4th pick / 1946
15 Fred Morrison 25 FB 12 0 215 6-2 Ohio St. 10/7/1926 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1950
55 Bob Moser 23 MG 12 0 240 6-3 Pacific 12/26/1928 Rook Chicago Bears / 4th / 47th pick / 1951
58 Ed Neal 33 4 0 285 6-4 LSU,Tulane,Ouachita Baptist 12/30/1918 6
37 Red O'Quinn 26 2 0 195 6-2 Wake Forest 9/7/1925 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 31st pick / 1949
12 Steve Romanik 27 qb 12 6 190 6-1 Villanova 5/27/1924 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 36th pick / 1950
86 Brad Rowland 23 KR 12 0 190 6-1 McMurry 7/14/1928 Rook Chicago Bears / 5th / 60th pick / 1951
11 Julie Rykovich 28 RH 12 0 204 6-2 Notre Dame,Illinois 4/6/1923 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1946
88 Gene Schroeder 22 RE 12 0 192 6-3 Virginia 3/3/1929 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1951
23 Wash Serini 29 RG 12 0 236 6-2 Kentucky 3/11/1922 3
7 Ed Sprinkle* 28 RDE 12 0 206 6-1 Hardin-Simmons,Navy 9/3/1923 7
68 Jerry Stautberg 22 3 0 228 6-2 Cincinnati 4/6/1929 Rook
35 Paul Stenn 33 RT 12 0 242 6-2 Villanova 7/12/1918 9
5 Billy Stone 26 RDH 12 0 191 6-0 Bradley 10/25/1925 2 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 120th pick / 1949
66 Bulldog Turner* 32 C 12 0 237 6-1 Hardin-Simmons 3/10/1919 11 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1940
33 Wilford White 23 PR 6 0 172 5-9 Arizona St. 9/26/1928 Rook Chicago Bears / 3rd / 36th pick / 1951
53 Bill Wightkin 24 LDE 10 0 235 6-3 Notre Dame 7/28/1927 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 79th pick / 1949
9 Bob Williams 21 8 0 197 6-1 Notre Dame 1/2/1930 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 2nd pick / 1951
Team Total 26.7 12 214.0 6-1.5 3.2